Jun 19, 2024  
[PRELIMINARY] Course Catalog 2024-2025 
    
[PRELIMINARY] Course Catalog 2024-2025

Courses Appropriate for New Students


This list contains courses that have seats reserved for incoming first-year students. 

* Courses marked with an asterisk have seats reserved for incoming first-year students but require special arrangements such as placement or audition. 

arrow Email the Academic Advising Resource Center if you have advising questions about these courses.

Note on Terminology

Courses in the College of Arts and Sciences academic departments are offered as “full” or “half” academic courses.

  • A full academic course is four credits
  • A half academic course is two credits

PLEASE NOTE: In the listing below, you may see the word “full”; this refers to a full academic course equivalent to four credits.

Language Courses

If you have no prior experience in a certain language, you should take the 100-level course in that language. If you have prior study or exposure to the language, you may need to take a placement test before registering. The placement test will guide us in placing you in the correct course in our curriculum.

arrow Find more information about placement tests.

Chemistry


All students interested in taking CHEM 101 or CHEM 102 in Fall 2024 must take a 60-minute General Chemistry Entrance Survey on Blackboard.

Computer Science


Students with previous coursework in Computer Science should email the department chair to discuss whether placement into CSCI 150 or 151 is appropriate.

German


Except for GERM 101 Elementary German , all German language courses require a placement exam.

Greek


First-year students with prior preparation in Greek may enroll in GREK 201. The Classics department does not give or require a placement exam in Greek, but Classics faculty are happy to consult with students about which language level would be appropriate for them. During summer registration, students may register for the class that appears to correspond to their experience level, understanding that they may adjust their registration after meeting with the Chair of Classics. Students should be assured that there will be open spots at the 200-level if they have sufficient preparation to begin study at that level. 

Latin


First-year students with prior preparation in Latin may enroll in LATN 201 or LATN 316. The Classics department does not give or require a placement exam in Latin but Classics faculty are happy to consult with students about which level of the language would be appropriate for them. During summer registration, students may register for the class that appears to correspond to their experience level, understanding that they may adjust their registration after meeting with the Chair of Classics. Students should be assured that there will be open spots at the 200- or 300-level if they have sufficient preparation to begin study at that level. 

Mathematics


Only students who want to take one of Math 130 (Foundations for Calculus) or Math 133 (Calculus I), need to take the Calculus (MATH 130/133) Pre-Advisement Survey.

Students interested in taking MATH 134 or beyond or any STAT class, should not take this survey. For all classes MATH 134 and beyond and any STAT class, students can enroll without consent. Here is more detailed information about options for first MATH or STAT classes.

Neuroscience


First-year students with a Biology AP score of 5 or an IB score of 6 may be able to register for open seats in NSCI 201  during summer registration. Students with this preparation should speak to the course instructor for permission to add the course.

Physics


Students interested in taking physics should consult with a physics faculty member for appropriate placement into either PHYS 103 , PHYS 110 , or PHYS 212 , based on past experience. PHYS 110  is the typical entry course for prospective physics and 3-2 engineering majors; MATH 133  is a prerequisite, with students usually taking concurrently MATH 134 .

Psychology


Students with a 4 or a 5 on the AP or a 6 or 7 on the IB exam can register for 200-level psychology courses during summer registration.

Statistics


STAT 113  assumes no prior knowledge of statistics. For more details about choosing the right course, see information under Mathematics/Statistics on the Arts and Sciences New Student Course Planning page.

Theater


THEA 100 Introduction to Acting , is designed for actors and other theater practitioners, regardless of their level of experience. Admission to the course is by audition only.

 Follow this link for full instructions about preparing and presenting your audition for THEA 100. Auditions are due by June 5.

First-Year Seminar Program